View Full Version : Silicone tinting

09-26-2010, 08:20 PM
Quick question , has anyone tried to tint 2 part silicone with standard paint tints, oil base paint or dry dye? what would happen?


Allen H
09-26-2010, 08:23 PM
You can use oil paints, they work fine. Latex paints and tints that contain latex will inhibit the cure of silicones. Are you using platinum or tin based silicone?

09-27-2010, 07:55 AM
Or you can use silicone colorant, specifically designed to tint the silicone with which you are working.

09-29-2010, 06:32 PM
Im using tin based silicone so I hope oil tint will work. I do have pure tint base from the paint store. Thanks for the advise. I know using the high priced tints made for the silicone products are best. But I am doing a free haunt for innercity kids.

Allen H
09-29-2010, 09:23 PM
Is it going on the skin? Only platinum silicone is recommended for skin contact.